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I have made it through all the firsts of my first litter.  I started weaning this weekend.  I was going to wait until next week but they have been eating and drinking so much on thier own I decided it was time.  Especially since mother rabbit made a hasty escape from them each and everytime I opened the door.  Since they have started eating even the smallest has caught up in weight and size.  So to lessen the stress of weaning on the kits I moved mother to a new cage across from them with three of the kits and left the other six in the orginal cage.  Everyone is eating a drinking very well.  I have fat monster kits they will be 5 weeks old in a few days.   This has been an awesome experience.  I look forward to learning more. 

 

This has created some more work to my day but It is rewarding and keeps me off the sofa.

Rabbits do poop alot.

Bucks spray sometimes as you are walking by.

They are amazing and comical to watch.

So this is a positive experience in my quest to be a bit more self sufficient.  I love my comforts. But this makes me appreciate them even more. 

 

PS-If anyone wants rabbit poop for thier garden send me an email lets talk poop.

 

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Comment by Treasa on March 16, 2011 at 4:37am

Jonathan if you want to help with processing to see if you can do it send me an email. 

Comment by Jonathan Mecham on March 15, 2011 at 9:19pm
I'm quite interested in rabbits... eventually.  My biggest concern at this point is killing the little cuties!  I watched some videos just to see what everyone meant by how much easier it is to process a rabbit as opposed to a chicken.  I didn't realize just how tender my little heart is!  My question is if it's just one of those unlikeable jobs you get used to, or if it's always going to be hard.  I also think that if I do get more serious about raising them, I'll volunteer to help some others process theres just to make sure I fully understand what I'm getting myself in to.
Comment by Kris and Jean on March 3, 2011 at 7:47pm
Thanks for the timeframe.
Comment by Treasa on March 3, 2011 at 6:03pm
We will be having a processing again in mid-April I will keep you posted.  And Rabbits are much easier to process
Comment by Kris and Jean on March 3, 2011 at 11:58am
Treasa,
This experience you're having with the rabbits is fascinating. I have read your past postings to see
how your situation has unfolded. Please keep everyone updated, especially if you plan on having
a future rabbit processing class. Kris can do chickens, but would like to expand his knowledge and
ability. You have provided us with a reference point of observation.
Comment by Treasa on February 27, 2011 at 1:39pm
  • It  is fun.  You and the Missus are welcome to come over  and look them over anytime.  The Americans are nice rabbits.

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